Friday, March 13, 2009

Competition!

We all love a competition, don't we? And now there's a special Pellinor comp, to celebrate the US release of The Singing, in which you can win a copy of the rather smart galleys Candlewick distributes before the books are printed in their final form. All you have to do is to visit the updated (and rather beautiful) Candlewick website for the books. (Afternote: Actually, they've done alot to the website, and there are all sorts of unexpected goodies there - it's well worth a browse!)

Not to mention - which I only just noticed - the chance to download an exclusive short story, The Friendship, in which you can get a glimpse of what happened when Cadvan met Saliman.

So here goes, hot off the press from Candlewick Books:

You can win an advance reader's copy of The Singing!

Please visit the newly updated series website, www.booksofpellinor.com. The first ten people to respond correctly to the following Pellinor trivia question based on new content on the website will receive one galley each, courtesy of Candlewick Press. The publisher will contact you individually via the email address you supply for your mailing/shipping information if you are a winner. Post your answers in the comments below - and don't forget to include an email address so Candlewick can contact you.


QUESTION: How many times does author Alison Croggon say she drafted the final book in the series?

Please note: No purchase necessary. All entrants must be at least 14 years of age. Entries must be posted/received no later than April 1, 2009. Galleys will be shipped to the winners no later than April 15, 2009.

36 comments:

rascalboy said...

Are we supposed to post it here? Anywho, my guess is: 4

Alison Croggon said...

Hold fire! I've just written to Candlewick to ask where to send your entries. They forgot to include that detail... but as soon as I have the correct email, I will post it here...

Shadowjhunter said...

If anyone is too lazy to look for the link to Alison's short story, here it is here:

http://www.booksofpellinor.com/TheFriendship_AlisonCroggon.pdf

As for winning a copy of the Singing, I would enter, but really, I have a copy of the Singing I would not trade for the world.

Ellira said...

Beautiful website! And a brilliant competition, though I'm not sure if you mean the short story download is also a prize?

I can't wait to find out where to send my entry to. :D

Alice said...

Hey Alison, I really loved The Friends - it was great hearing about Saliman and Cadvan and Ceredin before the Singing. They all seemed totally real, especially Cadvan. You can see that he's a good person, just arrogant, and the way he is then (to me) fits with how Ceredin's death affects him later, and you can see how he grows into the man he was later. Ceredin was very likeable though to be honest I kinda felt sorry for her xD she's in love with an arrogant *coughs over expletive*. Teehee
Saliman also seemed good, and again, you can see how he grows into the man he becomes.
I was only disappointed that there was no Dernhil =( I would love to hear the story of the poetry contest!
Bye =)

Alison Croggon said...

Hi all - the email is now up. And thanks Alice! I'm glad you enjoyed it.

Ellira said...

Umm, emails are bouncing from that address. :(

*is sad cos she has to go to bed soon*

Alison Croggon said...

Damn. I just checked and you're right. That's the email Candlewick gave me, and there are no typos, so I don't know why it's bouncing...

The other possibility is to post your answers here. So you might as well...!

Ellira said...

Yay! :p

My answer is that you wrote it four times!

*goes to bed*

Alison Croggon said...

...and don't forget to post your email addresses as well.

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kimberly said...

4 times! =D

My email address is elijahsgirl8675309@yahoo.com

Alison,

amazing job on the short story. It is always a pleasant surprise to find new and updated pellinor related writing, you know?

And I must agree that Dernhil needs some more love. He such a great character, and had such an impact on Maerad's life...it would be cool to read a story set in his earlier years. *hint hint*

ahahah, we never let you rest do we? =p

Katie said...

She drafted it four times.

bball11kt@sbcglobal.net

rascalboy said...

Cool, I was first. :) Anywho, my email should be in my username, but if it's not: lissipoland@gmail.com

Grace said...

Four drafts! Wow. :)

Email: ceredin@gmail.com

Yes, my email (and various aliases across the internet...) are based from the Pellinor books. :D

kimberly said...

lol, just for safety precautions, note that the four times mentioned in my previous post was referring to the number of drafts Alison wrote (4). I suppose I should've wrote out the full sentence and then the answer, but I'm sure it'll work =p

enna4JC said...

FOUR TIMES is the magic number. :D natalie@ramirezuniversity.com

Emily Ruth said...

I would enter, but I feel guilty because I just bought a copy and I would be hoarding two copies of the most wonderful book ever :)
You're amazing, Alison Croggon.
Pellinor books will forever be my favorite :)
Luck to those who enter!

Ellira said...

My email should be included in my comment, but just in case: elliracalatar@gmail.com

Eddie said...

So I'm new here

I just wanted to say that I think your books are absolutely wonderful. I checked The Naming out from the library about 6 years ago and within a week i had read it and 2 of my friends had read it as well. since then the majority of my friends have read my copy and we have read the books so much that my copy of The Riddle is starting to fall apart. For The Singing my friends have started a wait list to read the book.

“Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some few to be chewed and digested.”
-Sir Frances Bacon

I firmly believe that The Pellinor Books are classified among the few. I am just said that its over and will read The Singing slowly because I dont want it to end.

so here's my answer for the competition (4 drafts) I hope I am not to late.

Eddie2rocks@netzero.net

aria said...

four times!
My email is:
nerys2q@gmail.com

Meganu said...

It's very strange- every time I attempt to look at the Candlewick website, all I get is a blank page.

Perhaps it is because I have an iMac?

Holly said...

Hi Allison!!

You drafted it 4 times, wonderful website too. Keep writing!

my email is Hollums@gmail.com

Thanks, have a good day!

jess08 said...

the answer is that there were 4 drafts

my email address is mccjlm08@aol.com

Meganu said...

Hurmmm... my guess is.... 4 times....

My email is elfmaiden407@gmail.com

I know, I know, nerdy little email address. :(

Meganu said...

Hurmmm... my guess is.... 4 times....

My email is elfmaiden407@gmail.com

I know, I know, nerdy little email address. :(

Alison Croggon said...

Thanks everyone - I think we've got enough entries now! Rascalboy, if you're reading, we need your email address...

Apologies too to those who missed out. And thanks to all those who commented on the story - I'm glad you liked it. I'm hoping to do a book of stories, so maybe Dernhil might feature in one of those. I agree, he's a lovely character, and I still remember what a shock it was when I realised he was going to die! Which is no doubt why he kind of sticks around in the stories, even though he's absent...

kimberly said...

=D

I'm exciting for hearing both announcements- when should the winners expect an email? (I think I'm one of them..)

I'm also glad you're considering including our beloved bookish Bard. =D

rascalboy said...

OMC, lol, I forgot my email.
It happens to be: lissipoland@gmail.com

aria said...

Was this an international competition?

rascalboy said...

Lol, I hope it is, cause I'm in the US. :D

Chaney said...

I can only find a mention of two drafts. Hopefully I am correct because I would love a copy.

britmys@yahoo.com

lae said...

Hi Alison! I love your books and I am very excited for the latest one. I've been waiting longer than a year to get this book, so I hope I can still participate in the contest. You wrote 4 drafts!I've been checking the books of pellinor on wikepedia every week to see if the release date will magically change from later this year to right now. Either way I will get this book and read it in an hour and think about it every day after.

Alison Croggon said...

Many thanks everyone! - And also for the lovely comments. The cmpetition is now closed.

Shadowjhunter said...

Hey Alison.

I had the plessure of meeting Chris Wallace-Crabbe today, and listening to an hour lecture on his poetry. I asked him at the end of his speech if he knew other Australian poets, such as yourself, and commented on some of the works you had written/translated. Very interesting lecture.

Hope you are well,

Shadowjhunter.

Anya said...

ok, my guess is four times...probably a little late though isnt it....(dang I HATE school sometimes! keeps me from the interesting things in life!)
but my email is twilight13@cox.net